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Copyright Tribunal


What does this Tribunal do and who can appear?


The tribunal is an independent body and it hears the following matters regarding licensing:

  • Statutory Licences – these are licences regarding the production of certain copyright materials by educational institutions and institutions that assist person with certain disabilities. 
  • Voluntary licences – however the tribunal cannot confirm, or vary a licence scheme or proposed licence scheme. 
  • Generally the tribunal refer a question of law arising in proceedings before it for determination to the Federal Court of Australia. It may do so of its own motion or at the request of a party. 


Tribunal’s Location


The registry of the Tribunal is located in Sydney only.


Our dedicated team can assist you with queries relating to matters involving the Copyright Tribunal. Complete and submit the Express Enquiry form on the top right hand side of this page and we will contact you to discuss your enquiry, or call us on 1300 QUINNS (1300 784 667) or on +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment.